Friday, August 12, 2011

NOT proven otherwise yet...

Beta tomorrow. I figured I'd call the "cycle nurse" and ask two questions. One, if I am in fact pregnant, could I change to a different type of progesterone (answer: can be discussed, they do let some people change, although they are not going to test my progesterone level), and two, if I am not pregnant, would the plan be to start bcp immediately upon AF's arrival for another cycle (answer: no, I would have to have an apt with the doc first). This totally threw me for a loop - I just feel like it would be a totally wasted month, given that of our 8 mature eggs only 1 ended up being any good - chances of a natural cycle being any good are somewhat slim and getting slimmer.

So, despite having pretty much vowed not to test before the b/w tomorrow (I figured PIO would be way harder tonight if I knew I was not pregnant), I threw that out the window. If I *knew* the blood test would be negative I could demand to speak to a nurse in person when I went for the draw tomorrow am and see if I could convince them not to make me wait another month.

I immediately went out to Walgreens and picked up a test. (I always go for the cheap ones, crazy?). Then I went next door to Starbucks, ordered a mocha coconut frappuc.ino in which to drown my sorrows, and proceeded on into the bathroom to take the test. (how many pg tests do you think have been taken at starbucks??)

So I peed, and I watched. And watched... saw the liquid line going up, nothing showing up in the test window. Eh, just what I expected. But wait! the control line was coming up and maybe something else? Holy.EFFING.SH*%&#$%^T! NOT NEGATIVE. I looked again to make sure. Definitely two lines.

Grabbed my now celebratory frappucino and headed right to the car where I had left the test box to make sure that the two lines actually meant what I thought they did, it wasn't that I was supposed to see a plus sign or anything like that. And sure enough, two lines means no longer PUPO, just P!

Called DH right away because I figured if I knew he should too. Then my sis. At least I got the order right this time!

So damn, I was wrong. Things seem to have worked! (so far anyway. I know there's a long way to go before I can truly breath easy. But at least this is a start!)

6 comments:

Ceejay said...

Woohoo! That's amazing news! Hoping for a very sticky little...girl (dare I say it--I know that's what you want but of course we'd all be equally thrilled with a boy :).

JV said...

Yes it is, and a very good start! Yay! Hoping for an awesome number tomorrow.

Josey said...

Ahhhhh!!!!!!! Nico, this is awesome news!!!!!!! Fingers crossed for another 36 weeks of healthy pregnancy for you. :)

Rebecca said...

Woo hoo! Congratulations! I can't believe you did that in a public restroom though - I'd never be that brave. Since it was a cheapie, I bet your number will be very good!

Kristen said...

That is great news! Can't wait to hear the beta results... I know they will be fantastic. Oh,by the way, I have never paid more than $4 for a pregnancy test. I always buy them at the dollar stores.....never had one be wrong. I am totally with you on the cheap tests.

Susannah said...

Nico, just wanted to say again how happy I am for you. I know there's a long way to go, but I hope it's a smooth and uneventful one!